Girls on the Run of Southeast Tennessee’s Marathon in a Month is a fundraiser challenging everyone to move 26.2 miles in the month of March. Move means - run, walk, row, swim, do 26 push ups every day of the month or if you're really ambitious, 262 pushups every day. Practicing yoga for 26 minutes a day works too. Participants are encouraged to make the Marathon in a Month challenge their own and have the GOTR Council and other participants encouraging throughout the 31 days.
It’s $26.20 to be part of the Marathon in a Month challenge, but GOTR hopes to see higher fundraising goals for all girls in the community to have access to the Girls on the Run program. GOTR believes in the potential of each girl and that financial challenges shouldn't exclude her from participation in the program.
The money raised from Marathon in a Month will help girls in Bradley, Hamilton, and Polk Counties who want to participate in GOTR, but need some financial assistance. Each season as many as 52 percent of program participants require financial assistance, and the GOTR Scholarship Fund allows them to receive full or partial scholarship, depending on their need. Marathon in a Month participants who raise at least $262 will receive a Girls on the Run T-shirt.
To sign up or learn more about Marathon in a Month the website is https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Cleveland/MarathoninamonthGOTR. There's also a Marathon in a Month Facebook page which can be found as @marathoninamonth.